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Format: CD
Sku: 217185826
UPC: 723721506452
UPC 14: 00723721506452
Release Date: 11/16/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. White Christmas ~ Pink Martini
2. White Christmas, Pt. 2 - (featuring Saori Yuki) ~ Pink Martini
3. Shchedryk (Ukrainian Bell Carol) - (featuring The Pacific Youth Choir) ~ Pink Martini
4. Santa Baby ~ Pink Martini
5. Elohai, N'Tzor ~ Pink Martini
6. Little Drummer Boy ~ Pink Martini
7. Congratulations (A Happy New Year Song) ~ Pink Martini
8. Do You Hear What I Hear? ~ Pink Martini
9. Vergine Degli Angeli [From La Forza del Destino], La ~ Pink Martini
10. We Three Kings ~ Pink Martini
11. Snowglobe Christmas, A ~ Pink Martini
12. Ocho Kandelikas [Eight Little Candles] ~ Pink Martini
13. Silent Night ~ Pink Martini
14. Auld Lang Syne - (featuring The Pacific Choir) ~ Pink Martini

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Timothy Nishimoto (vocals, percussion); China Forbes (vocals); Dan Faehnle (guitar); Maureen Love (harp); Nicholas Crosa (violin); Pansy Chang (cello); Gavin Bondy (trumpet); Robert Taylor (trombone); Thomas Lauderdale (piano); Phil Baker (upright bass); Martin Zarzar (drums, percussion); Derek Rieth, Brian Davis (congas, percussion).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Dave Friedlander.
Muze PNote Recording information: Crossroads Productions, Vancouver, WA (05/2008-08/2010); Kung Fu Bakery, Portland, OR (05/2008-08/2010); Crossroads Productions, Vancouver, WA (06/2006); Kung Fu Bakery, Portland, OR (06/2006).
Muze PNote Just when it feels like every possible version of every possible holiday song has been recorded already, Pink Martini's Joy to the World finds ways to revive holiday spirits. While the band could very easily do a swanky lounge-pop album of the season's songs, this globally minded collection is traditional and unpredictable at the same time. Pink Martini begins Joy to the World with an intimate rendition of "White Christmas" that's so faithful to the original that it features the sunny California prelude that was included when it debuted in the film Holiday Inn, then they follow it with a lush orchestral rendition -- sung in Japanese. Yet quirks like these don't feel kitschy; aside from "Santa Baby," Joy to the World's lone indulgence in camp, the album sings of peace and celebration in many tongues. Whether they give "Little Drummer Boy"'s arrangement a Middle Eastern-meets-lounge twist or sing "Silent Night" in German, Arabic, and English, Pink Martini ensures this is truly a multicultural party. The group even makes fresh choices for Hanukkah and New Year's, presenting the conclusion of the Amidah prayer set to music ("Elohai, N'tzor") and "Ocho Kandelikas," a Sephardic song sung in Ladino. "Congratulations," a song for the Chinese New Year, is such a breath of fresh air compared to "Auld Lang Syne" that it's easy to forget that this song would normally be heard in late January or early February instead of the end of December. And when "Auld Lang Syne" arrives with an arrangement inspired by Brazilian Carnaval music, it sends off the album, and the year, with a huge celebration. A near-perfect blend of spirituality and festivity, Joy to the World lets listeners hear the holidays with new ears, and maybe see it with fresh eyes, too. ~ Heather Phares

Producer: Pink Martini; Thomas Lauderdale

Engineer: Dave Friedlander

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Saori Yuki
Muze Guest Artist The Pacific Youth Choir
Muze Guest Artist Portland Boychoir
Muze Guest Artist Lions of Batucada
Muze Guest Artist The Pacific Choir

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Tortilla Soup
Muze Music Compilations Fiesta Party Playlist
Muze Music Compilations Sinatra Project

Associated Artists and Works

1969 [Digipak] ~ Saori Yuki
Dream a Little Dream [Digipak] ~ The Von Trapps (band)
Dream a Little Dream [Digipak] ~ Von Trapps (Singers) (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/16/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : HNZ007
Music Label Name Label : Heinz Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00723721506452

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Pink Martini
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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